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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - January 18, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 135 50 cents Quake area a tangled mess 300 searchandrescue teams begin grim task LOS ANGELES AP sands of people reeling from the earthquake and its aftershocks camped out in cars and shelters struggling to get by with no no water and in some cases no place to At least 32 people died in Mondays which mea sured on the Richter scale and was centered in the sprawl densely populated San Fer nando Valley suburbs 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Giant chunks of the regions vital freeways lay smashed on the foretelling months or even years of traffic snarls in a city that runs on its Edwards said her usual halfhour freeway com mute into the valley became a threehour ordeal Its the things Ive gone she said by telephone pn the Unbe lievable detours because of roads just completely torn People are driving cutting people The state emergency agency sent about 300 searchandres cue teams to find people dead or alive in the They were equipped with listening devices and cameras that can be lowered into Crews today searched a Northridge apartment house that yielded 15 bodies on Mon The two top floors of the woodandstucco building smashed the ground floor A dusktodawn curfew was in effect as police and the National Guard patrolled to pre vent In six people were arrested and charged with firefighters a blaze today mat began Monday at an apartment complex in Mission Los Angeles hit by major earthquake The quake was felt at local time for about 30 seconds or and several aftershocks followed within It was centered in which is 20 miles east of downtown and measured on the Richter Fireballs explode from ruptured gas Baaed upon preliminary reports as of I Major structural damage Please see Page 8 The fourlevel intersection of Interstates 5 and Highway 14 near Sylmar The Fairfax Avenue overpass of the Santa Monica Freeway Contacting LA by phone Pacific Bell is blocking Southern California tp keep the telephone network open in the according to Pacific Bell spokeswoman Judy Peterson People callinginto the area will get a message saying all circuits are Caste Former residents jolted a wake Kokomo minister in LA not injured By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer Michael Rich woke up with a jolt when his home entertainment unit went crash ing to the floor of Sherman Oaks apartment in had just experi enced his third said his Ken who works in the Kokomo Tribune advertis ing The Associated Press reported the earthquake hit Southern Cali fornia at and measured on the Richter Its epi center was a college community in the San Fernando 20 miles northwest of downtown Los He crawled around on the floor to search for his glasses and then went out into the hallway to look for his Ken Rich He said people were shouting and telling everyone to get out of the apartment Ken His only injury occurred when he was leaving the apart ment and tripped over his coffee He called his Ken and at Monday to tell them he was although he did not know top much about anything 1ft alone what he was going to his father who works in a video has been living in Califor nia for four Former Koko mo resident Taytsi a com mentotor KAHCTY Channel 7 Eyewitness News and KABC called his Joyce and Emory to reassure them that he was The Tribune was able tp reach Smiley who lives in south Los after 2 I was in bed like everybody when it he Most peoples nerves are just Anything fragile such as glass Smiley Rich and chinaware was thrown out of the kitchen cabinets and anything hanging on walls or at any just went crashing he Smiley said he was lucky com pared to what others There were a couple of four story office buildings that just There are fatalities injuries people without homes During his morning talk people called in and everyone seemed to think the epicenter was where they he Despite the Californi ans will just pick themselves up and life will go Smiley But he said the earthquake made him ujrjderstajnrf and appreciate how valuable and fleeting life Its not like any thing you have any control You cant grab pn to something when the earth wpde your foot is hopeful and all at the The Nathaniel Urshan of Jion Tatemadft Church in Koko mo wagon the subside of Us the earthquake The who was in that city to services atj Los Angefe was scheduled to return home He toto wtfe Kjjjhy he was in a hotel when the earthquake Urshan told his wife that it felt Ijke the entire building was was falling off ajndpeople were Urshan ran where hotel occupants saw mat the pool had waves and there was a smell of fuel or wile Twenty minutes after the earth quake Judy Barnett of 320 North message on her pergowpl via the Prpdigy from her friend Gloria Donohue in is about 60 miles from the earthquakestricken In her Donohue said that the whole household was awake following the Thing are falling off the n Temperature sets a record 25 below zero expected tonight A bonechilling blast of arctic air carried by winds from the north west gusting to 25 mph made it feel like 61 below zero in Howard County early The 19 degrees on the ther mometer alone set a new record for this according to Robert local weather The record was set in Two weatherrelated deaths have been reported in the In both men collapsed aftei1 having worked in the The cold snap forced all area schools and some day care pro grams to Indiana Universi tyKokomo and Indiana Vocation al Technical College canceled and the Larry Foster trial at Howard County Courthouse was delayed a weather forced Tipton County officials to close the Cour thouse at Officials also decided to close Tiptons Court house The Tipton County Council also canceled its meeting Tipton city offices and utilities were also closed Jerry assistant superin tendent of the Tipton County Highway said his crew was battling to keep the rural roads He said due to the below zero the snow keeps crystallizing and If the winds dont subside by 4 or 5 well bring the crew have only an emergency crew tonight and try again early Ted of the Howard County Highway said his crews were fighting a losing battle with the roads were shutting back up with snow within hours of he Crews had been working since before mid night and were scheduled to remain until 3 when they would rest and thaw out equip ment to go back at it again Cain The weather1 forced Kokomo city crews to cancel garbagepick up today and Those areas affected will be picked up Thursday and along with regularly scheduled Snow flurries and bitter cold temperatures were predicted for today with a high reaching only 13 degrees below Wise Vehicles across the area have resisted startup this and cold weather auto needs were ir short supply at one local auto parts Im out of the battery business at the present time Barry manager of West ern Auto Supply said That store normally sells about 22 batteries in a week1 but has sold 30 to 40 each day this A shipment of about 200 was expected But today wasnt expected to be the end of the arctic Area school corporations were taking a waitandsee attitude for the next 24 Well monitor weather tions today and tonight and see what the predictions are for said David KokomoCenter Schools commuT nity relations But we ly wont make a decision until Weather forecasters have been wrong Flurries and bitter cold temperaf hires were to continue tonight with a near record low of 25 degrees below Wise The alltime record low for ainy day set 31 in 1912 and 1985 at 26 i It will be warmer with light snow Wednesday night with low of Wise Light sribwr wiliu along with the wanning The high wifl be LfehS snow is likely Thursday with a low of It will be partly cloudy Friday with a high Wise Weekend temperatures are expected to reach the lowv to mid3 Chrysler posts I record earnings HIGHLAND AP Chrysler said today it earned a record million in the fourth outstripping the most optimistic analyst Chryslers fourthquarter earn ings amounted to a compared with a or in the fourth quarter of The report was a company rec ord for a fourth Chryslers best previous fourth quarter was in when it earned Chrysler reported a net loss of or a for the The numbers resulted in part from two onetime charges for accounting changes billion for retiree health care and million for postemployment Before taxes and those Chrysler earned a record bil surpassing the previous rec ord of set in The comparable pretax 1992 earn ings were Net earnings for 1992 were or a including a favorable accounting change of A lot of very good things nap1 pened at Chrysler in In it was an exceptional Chair man Robert Eaton But right our priority is keeping the momentum and not to dwell on our We have to remain focused and work hard to refine our processes this become a way of life for After the earnings announce Chrysler shares rose 1 to 62 in early New York Stock Exchange trading The results will likely mean higher profitsharing checks for Chrysler including some workers at the auto makers casting and transmission The 3 automaker from full production of successful midsize sporty Jeeps and new fullsize truck in the fourth lead ing analysts to raise their esti mates several All three products sold without incentives to helping keep marketing costs in Inside todays Local Carbon monoxide poisoning from your central heating system can have deadly Page Style Watch out for lead Page Sports Purdues Glenn Robinson will be looking to break out of a shppting slump against Indiana at Mackey Arena Page Also inside Classified Dear Local News of t World ;